On Liberty Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, Of Individuality as One of the Elements of Well-Being.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Are strong individuals, the active ones, and those of strong passions, emotions, impulses and energies an inherent problem for any nation?
(a) Possibly.
(b) Yes.
(c) No.
(d) Often.

2. What is of great concern to the philosopher, regarding human nature and character of individuality?
(a) Finding their proper place and balance within the society.
(b) Finding out how to deal with opposing views.
(c) Finding out one's own beliefs.
(d) Finding out how extreme one's behavior can be and be accepted in society.

3. Why is their friendship less unusual today?
(a) Since education has been turned into a coeducational experience.
(b) Since husbands and wives are expected to be close companions.
(c) Since many people do not marry for love but for money.
(d) Since family members are often friends.

4. Who has provided a grand support of Mill's statement regarding variety of situation?
(a) The Chinese.
(b) The French.
(c) The Germans.
(d) The Spanish.

5. By exposing opinions, what chance are people given?
(a) To harrass others about their beliefs.
(b) To continue to believe their own opinions without regard to others.
(c) To correct the mistakes of others or of enriching the consciousness of both or all those involved.
(d) To tell the truth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author believe leads to progress?

2. How was John Stuart's father able to support him and his work?

3. What is one goal of education during the Middle Ages?

4. Is taking a dissenting position loudly before an already angry mob free speech?

5. The Europeans want an increase in rights for whom?

(see the answer key)

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